Six and a half years of war in Syria has inflicted untold suffering on the country's children, a senior United Nations official said today, urging parties to the conflict to stop the violence and live up to their legal obligations to children.
Ongoing and heavy fighting has displaced thousands of families from Raqqa city and Deir-ez-Zor.
“I have just completed a visit to the camps in Areesha, Ein Issa and Mabrouka where I met with displaced children and oversaw UNICEF's lifesaving efforts on the ground,” continued Ms. Equiza.
“I am overwhelmed by the profoundly traumatising experiences these children have been through. They have endured brutal violence, lost friends and family members,” she elaborated, adding “They are terrified, yet hopeful.”